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Amazing Grace Till The End


The more I study the Feast of Tabernacles, the more I see the amazing grace of God doing greater works and wonders as each of the endtime events unfolds. Love’s finest hour is yet to come. It will climax at the finale of the age and will continue to eternity. The salvation story did not end at the Rapture. It continues to ring into the Millennium when Christ reigns on earth.

In the Four Species, we read about the four types of people:

  • Etrog: loving God and others
  • Palm: loving God but not others
  • Myrtle: loving others but not God
  • Willow: not loving God and others

We see in the Great Hosanna (the Great Salvation), how God desires even the willows to be saved - those without Torah and good deeds! Wanting that none should perish, God commands us to play our roles in blessing the willows with our fragrance and fruit. Like the body, all parts are required.

No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 1 Cor 12:22-25

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God (Rom 8:19). Hereby, creation includes all the nations of the earth. They are crying for the sons of God to be manifested so that they too will come to the salvation of the Lord.

Psalm 87 is a declaration of the glory of the City of God in the Millennial Reign of Christ. Even the nations of Egypt and Babylon are listed in the nations that obey God. The people of Philistia, Tyre and Sudan will be numbered among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. The Lord will write a list of the peoples and include them ALL as citizens of Jerusalem. They will dance and sing, "In Zion is the source of all our blessings."

In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians. In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria-- a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance." Isaiah 19:23-25

Even in judgement, God remembers and shows His great mercy. On Rosh Hashanah, the judgement is rendered, on Yom Kippur, the judgement is sealed and on Hoshana Rabbah, the judgement is delivered. God is postponing His judgement to the very end of the 1000 years after He has taught the nations His ways.

The mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Isaiah 2:2-4

In Psalm 85:7-13 (TLB), the psalmist wrote:

Pour out Your love and kindness on us, Lord, and grant us Your salvation.I am listening carefully to all the Lord is saying-- for He speaks peace to His people, His saints, if they will only stop their sinning. Surely His salvation is near to those who reverence Him; our land will be filled with His glory. Mercy and truth have met together. Grim justice and peace have kissed! Truth rises from the earth, and righteousness smiles down from heaven. Yes, the Lord pours down His blessings on the land, and it yields its bountiful crops. Justice goes before Him to make a pathway for His steps.

Amazing love, amazing grace! How can this be? It is too wonderful to comprehend and believe that the best part of God’s grace and love is yet to be tasted by all of His creation. He is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). And the nations will be healed (Rev 22:2).

There will be two judgements that are coming:

  • Judgement Seat of Christ (Rev. 11:18)
  • Great White Throne Judgement (Rev. 20:11) Judgement Seat of Christ (Rev. 11:18) The believers will be judged first at the Judgement Seat of Christ (Romans 14:10-12; 1 Cor. 3:12-15; 2 Tim. 4:8).

Through some of our works may be destroyed but we will be saved. In case, you wonder what our report books will look like, just read again the letter that Christ asked His beloved disciple, John to write to the seven angels of the seven churches in Asia (Revelation 2 - 3). The seven result slips.To be ready for this first round, all believers in Christ need to obey the Great Commandment in order to fulfill the Great Commission.

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35

The fulfillment of the Torah is just one word:

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:14

The righteous ones will be changed at the Rapture and put on incorruption and immortality (1 Cor 15:52-53). They will not be judged again at the Great White Throne Judgement.

Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. Rev. 20:6

Great White Throne Judgement (Rev. 20:11)

The Great White Throne Judgement was delayed until Christ has ruled for one thousand years on earth. Not all will be destroyed during the Wrath of God. The nations will still exist and live into the millennium rule of Christ. Before this time, the devil and his unholy ones will be bound and cast into the bottomless pit for 1000 years. God is giving the peoples ample time to repent, free of evil influences (Rev. 20:1-8).

They will give an account to Him Who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 1 Pet 4:5-6 (read also 1 Pet 3:18-20)

After the 1000 years is over, the devil and his evil gang will be released to deceive the nations. But they will be defeated by God and cast into the lake of fire. The nations are not judged and cast into the lake of fire at this point in time. It is only after this eradication of all evil that the Great White Throne Judgement begins (Rev. 20:9-11). Given such a long grace period to make the decision for Christ, against the backdrop of the removal of all the evil forces at work, the nations will be then judged. They will be standing alone before a patient and loving God. What do you think their decisions would be? When God judges them at this moment in time, they cannot put any blame on the devil or his unholy assistants for they are gone. It is solely between them and God, no one else. Believe in Christ or not. I roughly can imagine the scenario. Checkmate! Wise God and wise decision-makers.

I hereby attempt to tabulate the events as follows:

Tishri Feast Event Revelation
1 Rosh Hashanah Tribulation

Seven Seals of Judgement

Seven Trumpets of Judgement

6:1-11:19

The Ten Days Of Awe inclusive of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Rapture 14:14
10 The Wrath of God
Seven Bowls of Judgement
15:1-19:6
Yom Kippur Marriage Supper of the Lamb 19:7-10
The Second Coming 19:11-21
15-21 Feast of Tabernacles Millennium Rule 20:1-10
22 Shemini Atzeret Great White Throne Judgement 20:11-15
22 (Israel)

23 (Diaspora)

Simchat Torah New Heaven & New Earth 21:1-22:21


Special Note
: I did not start by doing endtime studies. But as I study the Feast, I am totally amazed. These thoughts I share herein are by no means the authoritative or the last word on this very disputable subject. Though I strive for truth, I will endeavor to correct any mistake when they are communicated to me. This is the process of studying the Word of God and edifying one another. Please email me if you have any questions or insights. Thank you.

Exhortation: The love of God is so great, it compels us to spread His love abroad! To the unreached peoples near and far. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. (2 Tim 4:5)